A parent yelled at me yesterday for the first time in my short career. It was halfway through the day. I was on my prep, making parent phone calls. To make a long story short, i had a mother yell at me because the school had threatened to bench her son in football if he did not start behaving in my class. She further told me that her son told her he had been behaving, and accused me of making the whole thing up. When I tried to address my concerns about academics and her son not turning in any work and refusing to work in class, she accused me of being a bad teacher. Then she told me never to call her again. More was said and such, but I am too tired to type it all. It hurt so much to have to remain pleasant with her and not be able to defend myself without calling her son a liar. It was quite upsetting. I feel like my hands are tied now in terms of managing her son's behaviours. I do not know how I got through yesterday without crying at school. Her son acted out again in class, throwing things, disrespecting me, refusing to work, etc. After I told the AP about the hostile phone conversation, she had an impromptu meeting with the boy in which he admitted to everything. He even admitted to being the ringleader of a group of boys in the class that act out. He came to me and apologized. When i offered extra help to help him bring his grades up (because his mother said i was a bad teacher and did not explain things well), he told me the work was easy. Honestly I felt like I was in the twilight zone. Next week he had better live up to his word or this is going to be a horrible year.